Conservative MP vows to contest next General Election

PUBLISHED: 08:21 10 December 2009 | UPDATED: 22:04 31 May 2010

THE political heat in Uttlesford has been turned up this week with Conservative MP Sir Alan Haselhurst refuting claims that he will not run in the next general election. Rumours had been rife that the MP for Uttlesford would be offered a peerage to step u

THE political heat in Uttlesford has been turned up this week with Conservative MP Sir Alan Haselhurst refuting claims that he will not run in the next general election.

Rumours had been rife that the MP for Uttlesford would be offered a peerage to step up to the House of Lords, making way for a new candidate in the district.

However, the MP has told the Reporter that he is "100 per cent committed" and "up for the fight."

He added: "I still have a lot of issues to follow through, such as increasing the quality of trains in the area, and want the opportunity to do so in the New Year.

"These rumours have gone around before but they are not true. I would welcome a peerage at some stage of course, but currently my mind is completely on this job and running again next year."

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